Content reproducing device, content reproducing system, automatic content receiving method, and automatic content transferring method

  • US 20090011709A1
  • Filed: 06/26/2008
  • Published: 01/08/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/04/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable type content reproducing device for reproducing content data, said portable type content reproducing device comprising:

  • a radio communication unit configured to connect to a network by radio and perform communication;

    a nonvolatile storage unit configured to store content data received from a specific content server on a network through said radio communication unit;

    a reproduction processing unit configured to reproduce content data read from said nonvolatile storage unit;

    a connection controlling unit configured to count time, and make said radio communication unit perform an operation of connecting to the network by radio when a timer set time has passed; and

    a reception controlling unit configured to control an operation of receiving the content data through said radio communication unit;

    wherein when said specific content server is present on the network to which said content reproducing device is connected by radio by said radio communication unit, said reception controlling unit receives the content data from said specific content server through said radio communication unit and stores the content data in free space of said nonvolatile storage unit, and then sets said timer set time to a predetermined time and makes said connection controlling unit start counting time, andwhen a radio signal for connecting to a network is detected by said radio communication unit, but said specific content server is not present on the connected network, said reception controlling unit extends said timer set time and makes said connection controlling unit start counting time.

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